LIT TO FILM: First Mockingjay Teaser

LIT TO FILM: First Mockingjay Teaser

It is finally here: the first teaser of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One. We get to see a glimpse of the post-world we had come to know in the first two books of the dystopian trilogy, and plenty of the epic war that is the entire book. It also features the now-deceased Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose presence alone brings a stilted breath to fans. It’s a short trailer, and I am sure fans are…

View On WordPress

REVIEW: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

REVIEW: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
Literary Fiction
22 October 2013 by Little Brown
864 Pages

thegoldfinch

I must admit, when Donna Tartt’s latest book The Goldfinch was first released, I was a little hesitant about reading it. Having read – and adored – her debut The Secret Historyearlier this year, I was worried that it would not live up to my expectations. It did, however, prove a most wonderful book full of the…

View On WordPress

HOT COMICS: Speculation Column!

HOT COMICS: Speculation Column!

This week the HOT COMICS: SPECULATION COLUMN is a post-SDCC 2014 special. News emerged from San Diego which a keen speculator can make serious CHANGE from. Here’s how.

JoehilllockekeyUniversal to develop Locke and Key as a trilogy:

Previously adapted by Fox, which never went beyond a pilot, Joe Hill revealed as SDCC 2014, during the Horns panel, that Universal Pictures is currently developing Locke and Key as…

View On WordPress

REVIEW: The Strain - S01E03 - Gone Smooth

Episode: 1.03 – Gone Smooth
Writer: Chuck Hogan
Director: David Semel
July 27, 2014

Thomas Eichorst is an SFX master; Zack is an interesting kid; and Eph wields a fire extinguisher like I’ve only ever seen one other time on screen (Irreversible). The Strain is finally moving into the meat and potatoes, and the gore level has been elevated to be-sure-to-finish-dinner-before-watching. [Spoilers ahead!]

View On WordPress

SDCC 2014: Age of Ultron Revealed!

Well, the last two pieces of the so far amazing concept art poster of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron have not let us down on the awesomeness part!

Thor and the Hulk finally join their comrades in the furore against the robot army. Thor (for the moment anyway) is still male and has his hammer, and the Hulk has, well, some purple trousers.

Hulk smash!

Hulk smash!

No ladies here...

No ladies here…

Due for release on the 1st May next…

View On WordPress

New ‘Constantine’ Trailer Revealed at SDCC 2014

New #Constantine Trailer Revealed at SDCC 2014

Friday nights just got a lot creepier! Take a look at the new Constantine trailer that was revealed at Comic Con. It’s dark, scary, and there’s noticeably less Liv (than from earlier trailers).

Demons, possessions, hell on Earth… I’m sufficiently frightened!

Constantinestarts later than most fall shows, and premieres October 24 at…

View On WordPress

SDCC 2014: Marvel To Launch 3 Star Wars Comics in 2015

SDCC 2014: Marvel To Launch 3 #StarWars Comics in 2015

Marvel has dominated the news coming out of this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con. Piling up on their headlines is the publisher’s announcement to release three new Star Wars comic titles for 2015. During the Cup O’ Joe panel, Marvel Comics announced plans to roll out Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader, and Star Wars: Princess Leia. The three books’ storylines will take place after Episode IV: A New…

View On WordPress

Ra’s al Ghul Confirmed as Big Bad for ‘Arrow’ Season 3

Ra’s al Ghul Confirmed as Big Bad for #Arrow Season 3

When season 2 brought us several characters from the League of Assassins, fans knew it was only a matter of time before the name Ra’s al Ghul came up. Aside from a few mentions by Malcolm Merlyn and Sara Lance, the closest we two appearances by his daughter, Nyssa. It’ll be exciting to see the evolution of the Arrow TV version of this villainous group.

During the Arrowpanel on Friday at SDCC…

View On WordPress

SDCC 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy - Now as a Cartoon!

With the film version of the Guardians of the Galaxy about to hit our cinema screens on the 31st July it seems that Marvel are sure of success and have a cartoon ready as well as announcing a sequel.

Guardians one and all...

Guardians one and all…

Due to air on the Disney XD the Guardians will also make cameo appearances in other Marvel series which include Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of SMASH and of course

View On WordPress